Hypocrisy, thy name is Chidambaram

Normally, there are two kinds of politicians—hypocrites and unabashed hypocrites. Congress leader and former Union minister P. Chidambaram belongs to the second category.
Speaking at the launch of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book, Indira Gandhi: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, he bemoaned the “muzzling of the press, intimidation of leaders,” use of government agencies against organizations and entities, stifling of dissenting voices. Listening to the Harvard-educated leader’s honeyed ode to democracy, somebody unaware of India’s recent past would have concluded that here is the champion of liberty, democracy, and civil rights. His measured words and mellifluous intonations gave the impression of a towering statesman.
In another case, Chidambaram called up the Kolkata-based owner of a media organization and complained about a senior journalist whom he found resolute and uppity
Except that he is not…
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